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A highly political and influential SEA OF SHADOWS screening has taken place at the CITES Conference of the Parties in Geneva:

Influencers and government delegates from around the world attended the SEA OF SHADOWS screening hosted by Secretary-General Ivonne Higuero, followed by a lively discussion and Q&A that may finally turn the tide on the frontlines. The Mexican delegation was present in full numbers, and heavily engaged with director Richard Ladkani and producer Walter Köhler.

The reactions were overwhelmingly positive and we hope to have laid the seed for change. Immediate actions could not only save the vaquita but provide a future for the fishermen and help save the entire Sea of Cortez, the aquarium of the world.

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Invonne Higuero, CITES Secretary-General

Director Richard Ladkani and producer Walter Köhler.

Director Richard Ladkani and CITES Secretary-General Ivonne Higuera.

Discussing the issue of the totoaba/vaquita.

National Geographic Documentary Films presents a Terra Mater Film Studios production,
in association with Appian WayMalaika Pictures & The WildLens Collective.
Learn more about SEA OF SHADOWS here.